Patchwork ObjC - remove another obsolete comment

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Submitter Nicola Pero
Date Oct. 6, 2010, 5:01 p.m.
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Nicola Pero - Oct. 6, 2010, 5:01 p.m.
Removing another very old, obsolete comment.  We should write a new README at some point.

Ok to apply ?

Mike Stump - Oct. 6, 2010, 5:10 p.m.
On Oct 6, 2010, at 10:01 AM, Nicola Pero wrote:
> Removing another very old, obsolete comment.  We should write a new README at some point.
> Ok to apply ?



Index: ChangeLog
--- ChangeLog   (revision 165054)
+++ ChangeLog   (working copy)
@@ -1,5 +1,9 @@ 
 2010-10-06  Nicola Pero  <>
+       * README: Obsolete file removed.
+2010-10-06  Nicola Pero  <>
        Implemented fast enumeration for Objective-C.
        * objc-act.c (build_fast_enumeration_state_template): New.
--- README      (revision 165054)
+++ README      (working copy)
@@ -1,97 +0,0 @@ 
-GNU Objective C notes
-This document is to explain what has been done, and a little about how
-specific features differ from other implementations.  The runtime has
-been completely rewritten in gcc 2.4.  The earlier runtime had several
-severe bugs and was rather incomplete.  The compiler has had several
-new features added as well.
-This is not documentation for Objective C, it is usable to someone
-who knows Objective C from somewhere else.
-Runtime API functions
-The runtime is modeled after the NeXT Objective C runtime.  That is,
-most functions have semantics as it is known from the NeXT.  The
-names, however, have changed.  All runtime API functions have names
-of lowercase letters and underscores as opposed to the
-`traditional' mixed case names.  
-       The runtime api functions are not documented as of now.
-Someone offered to write it, and did it, but we were not allowed to
-use it by his university (Very sad story).  We have started writing
-the documentation over again.  This will be announced in appropriate
-places when it becomes available.
-Protocols are now fully supported.  The semantics is exactly as on the
-NeXT.  There is a flag to specify how protocols should be typechecked
-when adopted to classes.  The normal typechecker requires that all
-methods in a given protocol must be implemented in the class that
-adopts it -- it is not enough to inherit them.  The flag
-`-Wno-protocol' causes it to allow inherited methods, while
-`-Wprotocols' is the default which requires them defined.
-This method, if defined, is called before any other instance or class
-methods of that particular class.  This method is not inherited, and
-is thus not called as initializer for a subclass that doesn't define
-it itself.  Thus, each +initialize method is called exactly once (or
-never if no methods of that particular class is never called).
-Besides this, it is allowed to have several +initialize methods, one
-for each category.  The order in which these (multiple methods) are
-called is not well defined.  I am not completely certain what the
-semantics of this method is for other implementations, but this is
-how it works for GNU Objective C.
-This is supported in the style of NeXT TypedStream's.  Consult the
-headerfile Typedstreams.h for api functions.  I (Kresten) have
-rewritten it in Objective C, but this implementation is not part of
-2.4, it is available from the GNU Objective C prerelease archive. 
-   There is one difference worth noting concerning objects stored with
-objc_write_object_reference (aka NXWriteObjectReference).  When these
-are read back in, their object is not guaranteed to be available until
-the `-awake' method is called in the object that requests that object.
-To objc_read_object you must pass a pointer to an id, which is valid
-after exit from the function calling it (like e.g. an instance
-variable).  In general, you should not use objects read in until the
--awake method is called.
-The GNU Objective C team: Geoffrey Knauth <> (manager),
-Tom Wood <> (compiler) and Kresten Krab Thorup
-<> (runtime) would like to thank a some people for
-participating in the development of the present GNU Objective C.
-Paul Burchard <> and Andrew McCallum
-<> has been very helpful debugging the
-runtime.   Eric Herring <> has been very helpful
-cleaning up after the documentation-copyright disaster and is now
-helping with the new documentation.
-Steve Naroff <> and Richard Stallman
-<> has been very helpful with implementation details
-in the compiler.
-Bug Reports
-Please read the section `Submitting Bugreports' of the gcc manual
-before you submit any bugs.